Dr. Rachel Singer (she/her), Clinical Director, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in providing evidence-based clinical interventions for children, adolescents, adults, and families. She strives to connect every potential client with interventions that are both customized to meet their needs and based on effective research. Dr. Singer believes every individual is their own best expert about their needs and preferences, and strives to build relationships that are warm, supportive, and empathic. “We all have the capacity to live a life that is meaningful and positive,” says Dr. Singer. “Part of the challenge is identifying our goals and developing tools to navigate any obstacle that comes our way.”
Dr. Singer particularly specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy with Response Prevention, and Functional Family Therapy. She seeks to build on a foundation of multiculturally appropriate interventions and further empower her clients to make long-lasting changes in their own lives. With interventions, Dr. Singer likes to let “fun override the fear” to enable her clients to face difficult situations with confidence. She engages all clients, particularly her younger clients, using interactive and creative interventions to help sustain their motivation and enthusiasm for therapy.
CREDENTIALS: Dr. Singer earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She completed her predoctoral internship at St. Johns Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica and a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Singer completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Vassar College with a major in Psychology and a certification in Elementary Education. In addition to her clinical background and training, Dr. Singer also regularly presents at national conferences, publishes research in peer-reviewed journals, and writes academic book chapters on a variety of subjects. Dr. Singer was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Citizen Psychologist Award for her outreach work with immigrant, refugee, and asylee communities.
In addition to clinical interventions, Dr. Singer also offers workshops and trainings on a variety of subjects:
Dr. Singer also has received PSYPACT Authorization Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) and Temporary Authorization to Practice (TAP), Mobility #8567; Granted by the PSYPACT Commission on 7/9/2021. PSYPACT is an interstate compact which offers a voluntary expedited pathway for practice to qualified psychologists who wish to practice in multiple states. PSYPACT is designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries. More information regarding PSYPACT and its requirements can be found at www.psypact.org.
Dr. Singer is originally from Boston and loves to talk about clam chowdah. She spends as much time outside as possible planting tomatoes in her garden, going for hikes, and building snow forts with her family. When inside, Dr. Singer plays guitar, sings, crochets, reads everything in sight (especially sci-fi) and cooks (preferably with a different dish on each burner on the stove).